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First Light Home Edition

First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God is a 12-episode DVD study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God with John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, two of the world’s leading Jesus scholars, on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem, now available in a Home Edition for personal home viewing.

The themes for the 12 thirty-minute episodes are: 

1. The Matrix of Jesus   7. Jesus as Lord
2. The Advent of the Messiah   8. Substitutionary Atonement?
3. God’s Great Cleanup   9. Demonstrations in Jerusalem
4. Collaborative Eschaton 10. The Crowd & the Crucifixion
5. The Lake as the World 11. Resurrection as Resistance
6. Parables as Lures 12. America as the New Rome

John Dominic Crossan – Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at De Paul University. Widely regarded as the premier historical Jesus scholar in the world, Dr. Crossan has authored over 20 books including God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now, The Historical Jesus, and Excavating Jesus — a ground-breaking study on Jesus co-written with archeologist Jonathan Reed. A Roman Catholic monk for nineteen years and a priest for twelve years, Crossan is a former co-chair of The Jesus Seminar and chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Marcus Borg – Hundere Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Author of over ten books including The Heart of Christianity and Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary and the bestseller, Meeting Jesus again for the First Time. Dr. Borg lectures extensively throughout North America and overseas. His work has been translated into five languages.

First Light Home Edition is licensed for private home viewing only, all other rights reserved. This DVD is not closed captioned and is only available in NTSC format.  Unauthorized duplication, exhibition and/or distribution of this product is a violation of applicable laws and is strictly prohibited. A public-use version of First Light is available at First Light and includes downloadable resources for small group study and a Participant Reader by John Dominic Crossan.

Program Price – $39.00 USD plus shipping and handling.

For more information on purchasing this DVD set, visit the First Light Home Edition product page.

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